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. today the government gave their closing arguments for the sentencing phase, and hassan said he would not give a statement at all. so again it was silence from hassan. then shortly after that the jury was allowed to begin deliberations. it took them just under three hours, tony, to come to this unanimous verdict verdict. >> reporter: the judge told them not to speak about this trial until sentencing was over. we're told that should start in the next five or ten minutes. also we expect reaction from fort hood public affairs who has been documenting step by step how this court-martial has played out. >> heidi zhou, if you would, the moment when that news conference is about to begin give us a head up and we'll be back to you. jeffrey, good to see you again. thanks for joining us. i take it you're not surprised at all that in a da nadal hassas sentenced to death. >> reporter: no, i was not surprised. i don't think it would have made a significant difference if he had made a statement. your viewers should understand that because the rote is done by secret written ballot, and only one no-v
base. a single gunman identified by authorities as army major nidal hassan, opening fire on unarmed soldiers and civilians at ft. hood, texas in november of 2009. hassan was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. he too was shot by a policeman, and is now paralyzed. in court today, hassan wore an army combat uniform and a beard and sat in a wheelchair. he is acting as his own attorney, and in his opening statement offered no defense, but an explanation, saying the evidence will clearly show that i am the shooter, and that he switched sides to defend islam. prosecutors say in planning the attacks, hassan bought lots of ammunition. and that his motive was a radicalized religious belief and anger over being called up for deployment to afghanistan. in his opening statement, colonel steve henrik said, he had a jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as possible. one of the first on a list of surviving victims to testify was retired army staff start alonso lunsford who recently described how hassan shot him seven times inside a medical pr
shooter, major nidal hassan. is he trying to get the death penalty. he wants the government to kill you? you want to be a marter for the cause? should we let that happen? should we let our government murder him? if he wants to be murdered by the government? ♪ >> shep: 20 past the hour. the attorney in the fort hood massacre says the suspect is trying to get the death penalty. he admits he did the shooting and he is trying to get the death penalty. attorney says he wants to have a reduced role in the case. the court-martial of nidal hassan begin the other day. he is acting as his own lawyer here but the court appointed a defense attorney if he needs them. they have to do that. and they accused him of wanting to be executed and led to an unexpected exchange that would end the trial for the day. jonathan hunt is in. how did this play how the oout? >> this stand by attorney is chris poppy. he said that the way major nidal hassan is defending himself is repugnant, as he put it, and he can't fulfill his professional obligation. he told the judge today talking about hassan, quote, it is clea
by hassan will be taking the stand, plus three more of the wounded will be giving their testimony, bringing the total number of witnesses for the government to just around 20. the bigger question is what, if anything will hassan say when it's his turn. he did ask the judge for a break between the government's case and his own, indicating he is planning something, but morgan, you just never know what will come out of this guys mouth. he already indicated that if he were given the death penalty, he would consider himself a martyr. >> you mentioned the death penalty, heidi. what kind of problems would the death penalty really present? >> well, if he is sentenced to death as expected here, it would really present a case that doesn't have any precedence in u.s. history. the last u.s. soldier to be executed was in 1961, and he was hanged by the neck. that just gives you an indication of how much time has passed since the last execution. there are five soldiers currently on death row. one has been there for 25 years, so if hassan continues this pattern of condemning himself and waives his rights,
. hassan is representing himself. the team appointed to help him says he wants the death penalty. they cannot assist him with that goal. the judge will hold a hearing with hassan and the lawyers. >>> a drone strike killed six al qaeda militants. this is the sixth in two weeks. that, as officials say they stopped an al qaeda plot aimed at gas. officials tell cnn it does not appear this was connected to the threat that led to a travel warning. >>> 19 diplomatic posts remain closed this morning after an al qaeda threat was intercepted, leaving intelligence officials on edge. consulates are expected to remain shut through saturday as the state department exercises an abundance of caution. >> connected to this, cargo coming into this country on planes from europe, the middle east and africa is being screened twice. a trade group tells cnn they told airlines to look over every piece of cargo multiple times to nothing is left unscreened. this is over an al qaeda strike. >>> there are big problems at the crippled fukushima plant in japan. they are admitting 300 tons of highly radioactive
quickly it can turn deadly: >>> the fort hood trial goes to recess and nadal hassan does in the take the stand. details in a moment. >>> as remember the martin luther king "i have a dream" speech, we have more about birmingham survivors. mcnair. >> we have the white house reaction to syria and western eye allieses are backing some type of response for the syrian government use of chemical weapons. and firefighters in california are optimistic. they've gained ground of fires burning at yosemite national park. the fire is 20% contained. >>> the fate of a fort hood shooter is now in the hands of a jury. major nadal hassan has chosen not to speak. heidi zhou cas castro has been n fort hood. i understand that it's been a busy day. walk us through it. >> reporter: he has been on this path of self destruction since the first day when he announced he would be his own attorney. today was much like the evidence phase where hassan just said nothing at all. and experts of the legal system call this hassan's final steps to show his indifference towards the military justice system. that's despite
it keeps it. >>> former army major nadal hassan spoke three words today, the defense rests. >> reporter: he had wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan, but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born nadal hassan was limited to addressing the fact of the case, the facts the accused agrees with. >>> most observers would call this an unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, but he told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. he's charged with 16 murders one was a civilian. in his case against hassan prosecutors painted a scene of heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecutors witnesses took the stand. a retired staff sergeant who was shot seven times. a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked at him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a former army psyc
-- responsibility. what's your policy? >>> the military trial finally began today for nadal hassan, the army sopsychiatrist who oped fire at a medical processing center in ft. hood, texas. the rampage killed 13 soldiers and injured dozens more. this morning he said he was the shooter, apoll guysing for any mistak mistake i made in "trying to establish the perfect religion." he will act as his own attorney. he could end up cross examining some of the witnesses he is accused of shooting, cuincludina retired army staff sergeant who was shot seven times. >> i will not show fear in the face of the enemy because the man that shot me major hassan is going to be the man who's cross examining me. that's a huge challenge. >> correspondent in npr's investigations unit knows this case far better than any of us. what's the significance of this trial and of what it means not only the terror war but also personally for these victims? >> imagine if, god forbid, were you one of natal hassan's victims. in addition to the 13 who were killed, some have brain damage, some have partially paralyzed. they will have
words in his defense today, he said the dents rests. hassan is defending himself against murder charges in the shooting rampage at fort hood in 2009. he admits killing 13 people and wounding 30 others, heidi has more. >> reporter: he wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan. but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born hassan was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the injury on day one, that he is the shooter. he is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victim were soldiers, one was a is gillian who use cid claire to rush him to try to stop the shooting. their case, they pointed a scene of hero i remember anism and kae attack. 89 witnesses tack the stand, a retired staff charge who was shot seven times aircraft police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in
done in hassan transferred to fort web -- fort leavenworth after being sentenced to death for officials suggest hassan will be forced to shave his beard we has fought to keep the for religious reasons and also obtaining exclusive footage giving insight into the weeks before the massacre our chief intelligence officer with this report. >> capt. hassan presentation at walter reed in 2012 with a cover on view was provided to the defense as part of the discovery process. he was hinting at civil legal matters at the specific direction of major hassan. it is the note with the entire video shows that he is asked about martyrdom provoking nervous laughter from the audience. >> it is have been. that is all i can say. in the video he gives a presentation ready they sell recommendations to reduce insider attacks. >> they should give them the option. objectors to increase morale as well decree's adverse events spin mckee is now sentenced to death here we talk about god and country. >> he talks about god vs. country it sounds laky is trying to explain how others might think if you listen you can hea
own lawyer rested on wednesday without calling a single witness. hassan is facing execution if convicted on 45 counts of heidis covering the trial live. i understand major hassan has only one piece of evidence to roundly criticized and discredited by the pentagon. in a report from the department of defense, it found that this evaluation failed to note signs of radicalization in hassan, signs that were obvious to many of his colleagues. they include public statements that he made while he was working at walter reed. he told a room full of classmates and his instructor that the u.s. war on terrorism was really a war against islam, and he said that muslim soldiers serving in the u.s. army shouldn't beilable to for these many charges. >> they have a lot of evidence on the prosecution side, but they have one piece of evidence on the defense side. isn't it possible that they could reach a we know you'll coo cover that, thank you. >> there are no calls for the united nations to take action following an alleged toxic gas attack by the syrian government. a coalition said it happened
. >>> the sentencing phase for major nadal hassan is underway. hassan is the gunman responsible for the fort hood shooting rampage in 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from the victims' families over the next few days. heidi zhou castro is following nadal's sentencing and joins us live from fort hood. today is the first day we're hearing the impact statements. what are survivors saying? >> absolutely heartbreaking stuff today tony. today we heard from ten family members and coworkers of these 13 that were killed. one of them, the widow of major labardo how hard was to explain to her two-year-old son that daddy was never coming home. it took him weeks for him to realize what death meant. she kept her husband's voice mail message for years, up until a couple of weeks ago. and then she discovered that the cell phone carrier accidently deleted that message. and then the teenage daughter who tried to take her own life as a result. not a dry high except for nadal hassan, himself. he was emotionless t
and deliberations will resume on freye in nidal hassan's court-martial. heidi joe castro has more from fort hood, texas. >> reporter: his silence didn't surprise anyone. the army major gave no closing argument. he said all along, he's the killer. >> it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: chris jenks said the jury will find hassan guilty. the panel of 13 senior officers is now behind closed doors. they are looking through 1700 pieces of information including bullets from the shootings, paper towels that he stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of the clinking bullets. and the pistol. guilt will be clear-cut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will pose for questions. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> historically that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row and not exactly be executed. >> reporter: things work differently in the military legal system. it follows a command structure, and any death penalty convict shup will trigger a series of automat
even began. a standby attorney for na tall hassan told the judge he believes the defendant is trying to work toward the death penalty. hassan disagreed with the notion objecting to his own lawyer in court. >>> a jackie robinson statue in new york was vandalized with a racial slur and a swastika on wednesday. workers began to remove the vandalism as police scan surveillance cameras for a lead. >>> and it wasn't viral marketing for shark week. actually no one knows how a dead four-foot long sand shark got aboard the n train in new york. perhaps the syfy channel had an idea for a sharknado spin-off? >>> we turn to cnbc's bertha coombs for your first look at business. >> toyota is recalling 342,000 tacoma pickup trucks to fix a seat belt issue. it affects models made between 2004 and 2011. no injuries have been reported. the salsburger family says "the new york times" is not for sale. that declaration comes after the graham family decided to sell t"the washington post" to amazo founder jeff bezos. >>> the social networking company is testing a trending topics feature with a small group o
deliberating the fate of army major nidal hassan. jurors returned to court about 15 minutes ago to ask a couple of questions, but again no verdict tonight. prosecutors say there is no question that major hassan planned and carried out the attack in 2009 at that post in texas. he's never even disputed it. while he's been representing himself throughout the trial, he's had very little to say, put up no defense virtually, just about the only words spoken today were, "the defense chooses not to make a closing statement." the 13-member jury needs only a 2/3 majority to find major hassan guilty of the charges, but if they want the military to execute him they will have to all be on board. casey stegall with the news tonight. casey? >> every single person on that panel is a senior ranking army official, an officer, a rank in fact of major or higher. they were carefully selected, you'll remember, at the beginning of july from u.s. army posts all around the world. they have not been sequestered since this court martial began on august 6th, but clearly instructed not to read anything about this extremely
bet. >> gregg? >> fox news alert out of texas. the trial of major hassan four years after the massacre. he is representing himself against the 13 counts of murder and 32 count was attempted murder. he told jurors that the evidence will clearly show he was the gun men during the attack but insisted that the evidence presented would not tell the whole story. on the witness stand will be many of the survivors that saw hassan shout a la ak bar which is arabic for god is great, coming up, we'll have the latest from the courtroom and how things are playing out where a suspected killer will question the very people he is a cowed of trying to murder. we are getting new information from pennsylvania. there is a police news conference on a shooting. an angry resident burst in a room and opened fire and three people were killed and the acts of heroism that kept the tragedy from being worst. that is in sailorsburg, pennsylvania. hey, rick? >> jamie, state police just processed the crime scene here and the suspect, 59-year-old who was wounded with his own gun was arraigned on charges including thre
: the prosecution in the fort hood trial resting its case, now it's major nadal hassan's turn. he has the opportunity to present his side of the case if there is a side. when court gets underway at 10:00 a.m. eastern time hassan representing himself is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at fort hood. how do we expect his testimony to go. >> reporter: this is the moment everyone has been waiting for in this long awaited court-martial. because hassan is acting as his own lawyer this could get interesting. yesterday the judge told major hassan you must ask yourself questions if you class to testify. you are not allowed to make a statement. it must be in a q and a format. if he chooses to do so, that could be awfully bizarre to watch. but taking the stand also opens him up to cross-examination by the prosecution. a lot of military law experts told me they would be surprised if this morning major hassan has chosen to put himself in that position. but this has been a court-martial full of odd behavior of the 42-year-old psychiatrist who asked very few questions of the 90 wit
up sooner than expected. army major nadal hassan has only cross examined two of the witnesses called friday. they remember the terrifying moment the two opened fire. many thought it was a training exercise. hassan admits to killing 13 people and wounding 31 others in the 2009 rampage. hassan is charged with murder and could face the death penalty. >> the sister of an american missionary prisoner in north korea is begging the u.s. to help bring him home. her brother is having serious het problems and lost more than 50 pounds. he was arrested back in november accused of activities against the government. he was sentenced to hard labor and north korea is using his health problems as a bargaining chip to spark negotiations with the united states. >> extreme weather alert for you at daybreak in colorado crews will continue searching for a woman last seen clinging to a tree during flash flood and mud slide that left at least one person dead. witnesses saw the young women they describe her as having blonde hair on friday as they fled the rushing waters near colorado springs. two other peopl
to happen in the military trial of army major nadal hassan, accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage in for the fort hood. ab evaluation of his boss called him a good soldier. the prosecutor submitted more than 700 pieces of evidence against hassan much hassan admitted to the shooting, saying the rampage was necessary to protect muslims abroad, preparing for iraq and afghanistan. >>> bradley manning, army private sentenced yesterday to 35 years for leaking classified documents now says he intends to live out the rest of his life as a woman. his attorney appeared in national television read a statement from his client. i am chelsea manning. i'm female. given the way i feel since childhood, i want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. the army private is sending president obama a letter, explaining why he decided to leak through wiki leaks. he suggested the identity was a factor in manning's decision to leak the dumes. >>> we're learning more about the surveillance activities of the national security agency. nearly classified documents, nsa illegally gathered tens an th
are resolved. justice has been served. >> our producer inside the courtroom said major hassan gave no reaction when the jury sentenced him today. casey siegel live at fort hood. casey, were there tears inside the courtroom today? >> yeah, harris, there were a few. not from hassan clearly, but rather from some of the family members of victims, victims of the 13 who were killed here on this day, november day, back in 2009. today was really about them, if you think about it. it was finally getting some closure nearly four years later. people like the mother of specialist jason hunt. he was just 22 years old, had been married only 2 1/2 months until nidal hasan walked into that packed medical processing building and gunned him down. >> anyone who would use their religion to commit acts of terrorism serves no god except their own hatred and self-interest. nidal hasan is a coward and an unrepentant murderer. >> now in the coming days, hassan will be transported to military death row located at fort leavenworth in kansas. the 42-year-old will be dismissed from the military, his pay stops immediately.
and the opening statement by army major nadal hassan who is defending himself. the former psychiatrist admitted killing 13 people and wounded dozens of others. hassan, an american born muslim wanted to argue that he was protecting taliban fighters in afghanistan but the judge is not allowing him to use that as a defense. >>> a town meeting in a rural part of pennsylvania turned to chaos last night. gunfire broke out. state police say two ordinary americans then leapt in and saved lives. three people died but it could have been far worse. >> reporter: this is the man police say shattered the peace in a small pennsylvania town. state police say 59-year-old rockne newell walked up to the ross township municipal building monday night armed with a rifle and started shooting. >> it was a horrible scene, something you never want to witness. >> reporter: police say newell who was involved in an 18 year fight with the township over his property killed three people. state police stay he first started shooting through the side window, shattering the glass and then he moved to the side door and finally the
this evening. first the fort hood shooter. nadal hassan convicted on all counts in the shooting rampage. nearly four years ago now, opening fire on his fellow soldiers, killing 13 people. hassan did not flinch as the verdict was read. he could now face the death penalty. and robert bales behind one of the worst atrocities in the war in afghanistan, that mass killing. sentenced to life without parole today. the father of two confessed to killing 16 villagers, mostly women and children in march of 2012. the families traveling 7,000 miles to testify against the american staff sergeant. he pleaded guilty to the massacre in order to avoid the death penalty. >>> now to las vegas tonight and a major plot thwarted. an undercover sting that busted a sinister plan well under way. tonight these two suspects in custody. one a grandmother, both charged with planning to kidnap, torture, and kill a cop, all in the shadow of the sunset strip. why did they allegedly hatch this plan? here's abc's steve osunsami now. >> reporter: on the glittery streets of las vegas, police working under cover since april, say th
that the prosecuting attorneys could not introduce evidence of e-mail exchanges between hassan and a l- a la wki to avoid confusion between motive and defense of others. she rowelled that hassan could not use defense of other in the strategy. but the judge osborne allowed web searches to remain in. evidence that hasan looked for things on the internet as jihad. it is considered a blow to the family victims. but military analyst say that the prosecution still has plenty to secure a conviction here. >> from the pure evidence stand point, the volume of fire is probative or tends to prove that this was not an uncalculated series of killings. it was planned. >> now with the judge's ruling, several witnesses will no longer take the stand. that means only a handful remains. and we are getting closer to the prosecution resting its case as we begin week three. next major hassan will call his two witnesses and the jury will get the case. if found guilty, he faces the death penalty and first time since the court martial began, we have word that some of the family members are interested in speaking to the p
for slaughtering 13 people at ft. hood. now it appears that nang middle hassan will get what many say he wanted all along -- a death sentence. >>> i'm john berman, filling in for jake tapper today. we begin with the the national lead. they came from all over the country, by car, by train, by bus, 250,000 people packed into the national mall here in washington, d.c. the day was hot, they marched through the nation's capital. they were standing in the sun mopping sweat from their brows when the moment arrived, when dr. martin luther king jr. shared his dream. >> i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >>> it became clear that day with it wasn't clear already that change was coming. this was the scene at the national mall on that day, august 28th, 1963. and this was the scene at the mall today. on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. 50 years since dr. king took the podium with a vision of abraham lincoln looking on from the memorial perch.
and a half long years, victims of the fort hood massacre, nidal hassan goes to trial. we'll have a preview and all 13 of those lost in the gunfire. >> gregg: plus who are other the boardwalk, police arrest a man witnesses say may have inever intentionally plowed his car in
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of ft. hood shooter nadal hassan continued yesterday as he was allowed to continue representing himself. there were so many bodies that she could. tell who was dead and who was alive. >>> two college friends of boston marathon bombing suspect tsarnaez. two men are being accused of trying to dispose of evidence from tsarnaev's dorm room. >>> a man is under arrest after posting a picture of his wife's dead body on facebook along with a confession. quote, i'm going to prison for killing my wife. >>> and here's a reminder not to drink and drive as we head into the weekend. police pulled over a suspected drunk driver in ohio who instead of walking a straight line decided to start dancing. and the guy's blood alcohol content was three times over the legal limit. >>> turning now to health news. they must have put something in europe's water. look at this baby. she's the biggest baby ever born and without an epidural. that baby beats germany's biggest baby born last month. her mother says she did expect her baby to be big, but not that big. >>> the futures are lower, but stocks managed to snap
-- an e-mail. martha: we have the latest from the courtroom of major nadal hassan. bill: 100 meeters per hour seen streaking across the screen. we'll tell you why. [♪] and you were like, "thanks, but what about thick & creamy and whips!" and we were like, "done and done! now it's out of everything yoplait makes." and you were all, "yum!" and we're like, "is it just us, or has this been a really good conversation?" and you were like, "i would talk, but my mouth is full of yogurt." yoplait. it is so good! martha: in california, an amazing display overnight. we are talking about th talkingd meteor shower. welcome back to the show. >> reporter: it's one of the most brilliant meteor showers earth gets to see. they are ice and rock fragments like shards from a comet. when the little bits hit our atmosphere they flare up into brilliant fire balls that we goat see for several nights. martha: i could have sworn i saw two different shooting stars over last weekend. is it just that area that sees them or did i see something that's unrelated? >> we have gone the pictures from croatia and china and
jassan and -- hassan and khalid sheikh mohammed in guantÁnamo. today was a positive step that can hopefully redeem some of the luster this system has lost. >> the other option is to get a presidential pardon from president obama. what is being worked -- is that hopeless? >> that will be a cold day in hell for that to happen. obama just finished our security, he was the one who approved of this. same with all the other espionage act prosecutions of whistleblowers. i do not think he would have an epiphany or moment of truth that this is not a wise path in a democratic society that is supposed to be transparent. >> many -- manning did try to reach out to the "new york times." woul -- what does that tell you about journalism in general, the wikileaks angle and julian assange? >> it sounds like they blew him off. no one responded. given their coverage of the trial, it has been abysmal. they have not shown up during much of it. in terms of whether they would cover it, i do not know. i do not know if they would have covered his disclosure. i am not sure what they would have done on that.
hassan passed on his final chance to address the jury. he could get the death penalty for shooting and killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. >>> the soldier accused of killing afghan civilians is on trial, sergeant robert bales gave his apology. >> i wish i could take it back, said sergeant bales. i wish i could take it back, but i can't. speaking in a low halting voice bales apologized to the families of the afghan civilians that he murderedded, and said that he disgraced his own family. his voice wavered when he spoke. what i did was an act of cowardice behind a mask of bravado. he's accused of killing 16 afghan civilians during a nighttime shooting spree in march of 2012. he does not face the death penalty for those crimes, and is trying to avoid life in prison without the possibility of parole. bales did not describe his actions in detail. he said he had asked himself why he killed, but said he couldn't find a reason. under military trial rules the prosecution was not permitted to cross-examination bales. >> reporter: bales described mounting rage anger that grew in combat. three
: separate juries delivered guilty verdicts today in two high profile military cases. army major nadal hassan was convicted of murder for the deadly shooting spree aimed at unarmed u.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas.
security is at risk. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins monday for majoro nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty much can iing -- killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. he admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was rent the jury will decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. another military man also learned his fate, staff sergeant robert bales, responsible for killing 15 afghan civilians last year will serve life in prison with no possibility of pair he'll. he opened fire on men, women and children. some felt the punishment was not harsh enough. al-jazeera alan schoffler has more. >> the panel deliberatiated 90 minutes. life in prison for no chance of parole for sergeant robert bales who has confessed to killing 16 civilians. he showed no visible response for the division. for the afghans flown here as prosecution witnesses, the harshest sentence was not harsh enough. >> they might release him. they might let him go. they might have other issues we are never going to find
. hassan was his own attorney. he indicated from the beginning that he wanted to die. one by one relatives of those massacred took the stand to talk of his loss. >> my father will never come home, his laughter to our ears, his smile to our eyes, but justice is now here. >> reporter: heidi zhou castro, al jazeera, fort hood. >> and nidal is the first u.s. soldier to receive the death penalty since 1961. well, it was a day of reflection and remembrance at the mall in washington. many gathered to celebrate the event. >>> it's a wage war as fast food workers walk out on their employers. police in new york are keeping at least a dozen mosques under surveillance. we'll explain why and what it means for people who attend them. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly w
if syria collapses. >> it appears iran has joined russia as an ally of syria. president hassan rouhani reportedly said iran will work with russia to avoid a strike if possible. earlier i spoke from someone from the plowshares fund, a foundation aimed at preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction. i asked him how he thinks iran will get involved. >> iran's political changes have been fascinating to watch. in washington there has been a perception that iranian politics will be different now going forward, certainly on the nuclear negotiations. that is the backdrop for the debate on syria. there is concern among many in the expert community that this new put until opening with iran could be close if military operation in syria is not go the right direction. we have seen moves by the administration to try to soft and the rhetoric. the president of iran has put out some tweets that imply that chemical weapons are, from his perspective, something to be deplored. it is unclear how this is going to unfold. certainly iran as a player in the region and it is going to have a vote in what h
to the victims of the september 11 attack. the jury is deciding if nadal hassan should be put to death. the jury got the statement aftee he did not make a closing argueg he did not think much of the t case only asking a few questions. he does not deny being the shooter and has allegedly saidly he wanted the death penalty to become a martyr. >> it's a cost that many families feel is worth the burden but it can leave you burb glid piles of death. president obama on a cross country push to promote a plan he says will make college more affordable. also in the headlines a bug in i your computer is a minor problem but it's a bigger deal when itni happens on the stock market. m the latest yesterday when we whe come back.  >> make headlines in the h financial world some kind of computer glitch halted trading on nasdaq yesterday afternoon.o. trillions of dollars in trades were held up for three hours. you can see where activity flatlined until a half hour before the closing bell. you may remember this is not the first time. this reminded many of the crash in 2010 and the ipo of face
house san military trial. hassan is acting as his own lawyer, and has been mostly quiet in the courtroom. >> congress is on recess, but senator john mccain was still called into work. on jury duty. according to politicala he spent monday at an arizona courthouse before walking in, he worked he was there to do his civic duty for a change. and reinstitute law and order after a few hours he was as you can imagine given the all clear without getting picked. all right. >> you know he had been picked for jury duty, and i still haven't. >> they will call you tomorrow now. 4:57. >> and still ahead, the park service is already using sharp shooters to control the deer population. to find out where else in our area, the controversial technique could be used. we will be right back. [ wind howling ] [ female announcer ] it balances you... [ water crashing ] ...it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you are looking for to live a more natural life. in a convenient two bar pack. this is nature valley... delicious granola bars made with the best ingredients in nature. nature valley. nature at
gunman major hassan. hassan is accused of opening fire on soldiers at the ft. hood military base in texas in november of 2009. 13 people were killed. more than 30 others wounded thursday, the 95th pga starts in rochester, new york. phil mickelson fresh off the british open win will be there with tiger woods. we'll have live updates throughout the championship so stay with us. on friday, it's the ultimate disney fan event. the d 23 expo is happening in anaheim, california. thousands of fans go there to meet disney stars and get behind the scenes details of their favorite shows. saturday, president obama and his family head to martha's vin gard. it's become the annual summer vacation spot except last year when he was on the campaign trail. all right. thanks so much for joining us. a look at the top stories and more ahead in new york. >>> hello, welcome to cnn "newsroom." high alert right now the u.s. shut many foreign offices, embassies and consulates over fears of a terror attack. in the afternoon math of a bizarre deadly hit and run on venice beach, everyone is asking why would anyone do
about what major indianaal hassan said before the attack. ♪ (announcer) answer the call of the grill with n friskies grillers, full of meaty tenders and crunchy bites. and my family moved es, straight to chicago. d america is the only country i have ever known. senior year of high school, i was promoted to city court staff commander, i held the rank of cadet brigadier general. i was head of chicago rotc. i want to be a us citizen and i want to be a marine, i'm gonna be a marine, because i care. i care about this country. i care about those around me, i care about my family, my neighbors. you know, i do want to give back, i believe one hundred percent in what this country stands for. let me earn it, you know, let me serve. i just want an opportunity, i just want a chance. to, to show everyone out there that, i am, american and that i will honorably serve this country wearing a marine corp uniform. >> shepard: the father of one of three teenagees charged in a brutal beating cotts on camera -- oops. i was supposed to talk about the dow first. very exciting. show that again. a weird thin
of those killed. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins made for major nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty of killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. hassan admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was red. the jury will now decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> washington state police are hunting for a teenager who is suspected of beating an 88-year-old world war ii veteran to death. another teenager is already in custody for the crime. police found the veteran in his car on wednesday with serious injuries. he died in the hospital yesterday. so far, police do not have a motive. >>> in lebanon, the death toll from two car bombings has now climbed to 47. it happened on friday in tripoli in the northern part of the country. today, we are seeing just how powerful those bombs were. it appears to have been a pair. mistaken of the victims had attended afternoon prayers. at least 300 people are hospitalized, 65 of those in critical condition no. one has claimed responsibility for the att
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